Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Tuesday 17 November

Overcast and quite wet this morning in Stornoway, although there is some brightness creeping up from the south. The current rainfront is moving away to the northeast, with bright spells following along over the Uists. Another belt of showers is showing up on the radar to the north of Ireland, midway between Barra and Malin Head.

And our local authority is cutting back on the number of hours their gritters are on the road. Is that a case of being on the slippery slope? I'm only being half funny there. A few years ago, someone died on the island's main route, the A859 Stornoway to Tarbert road, when his car skidded off the road on a patch of ice. Which was supposed to have been treated.

Anyway, I'm going to have a coffee now, and after that I'll continue comparing two listings from WW1 Rolls of Honour, one published in 1916 and one in 1921. I have already dug up more than 400 missing names, and as I have 1500 names left to go through, there'll be more discrepancies. 

1 comment:

  1. I dread the icy roads. So far we've had such nice weather that it is hard to believe those days will be coming soon. Very often our roads are not treated at all when I head off to work in the winter and that makes driving slow and tedious for sure. It sounds like you have quite a challenge ahead of you today.

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